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10,000 DAYS

Tool

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.83 | 689 ratings

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anekglagard
4 stars NOTE: This is my first review, be gentle.

Buying this album (along with Lateralus) was my first venture into progressive metal, a genre I usually shy away from. But I gave it a chance...

The epic pieces on this album are great, and manage to stay interesting throughout the whole song. The "Wings" suite stuck out to me among the rest of the epic pieces (but pieces like "Rosetta Stoned" are great too). They are my favorite parts of the album, but even some of the more short "filler" tracks are interesting, especially "Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann)." I only question the inclusion of "Lipan Conjuring," because it seems like an odd track to put in there, but other people seem to like it...

The only drawbacks on this album to me are the screamy voice Maynard sometimes uses. Of course, this is only my personal taste, so disregard this comment unless you feel the same way. Luckily, it isn't used too often on this album, and the screamy vocals aren't near the screamy growling done by other metal bands, which I very much dislike.

Musically, this album was interesting, although a bit repetitive during certain songs. It reminds me a lot of "Red" era King Crimson, especially when both bands have such great percussionists. But lyrically, I honestly can't say a thing, because I literally just _don't_ listen to lyrics :)

I have to say I was very surprised with this album. I wasn't sure what to expect as I was new to the genre, and it was a genre I typically dislike, but the record was a very listenable album, which fans of the genre/band, and new fans can enjoy. As one who just got into the progressive metal genre, I can recommend both this album and Lateralus for starting points. Highly recommended. 4/5 for a great release.

anekglagard | 4/5 |

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